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Coronavirus in Telangana: We are not yet in safe zone says KCR

Coronavirus in Telangana: We are not yet in safe zone says KCRChief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao
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Coronavirus in Telangana: Telangana would have been in safe zone by now if the Markaz issue had not cropped up according to the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Coronavirus in Telangana: Telangana would have been in safe zone by now if the Markaz issue had not cropped up according to the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, the Chief Minister said that 172 Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) activists out of nearly 1100 who took part in the Markaz, Nizamuddin meeting tested Covid-19 positive. Not just that, 93 of their family members were infected because of them and they also tested positive. He said so far 3015 people who either attended the Delhi meet, or their family members or others who got in touch with them have been identified. He said all of them do not belong to single community. There are some Hindus as well among the infected people.

Stating that the Government had taken all necessary measures to conduct tests and quarantine them, the Chief Minister said that sample tests were conducted for 600 on Monday and results are likely to be known by Tuesday. He said that in three to four days all 3000 connected to Nizamuddin episode will have undergone sample testing.

He said that if all goes well he was expecting positive cases will go up by another 100 and end there overall unless there are instances of community infection. Rao further stated that 50 foreign returnees tested Covid-19 positive after their return to the state and 35 of them were discharged already. Another 15 are likely to be discharged in the next few days. He said a total of 25,937 persons who returned from abroad were kept under the scanner and in a day or two all of them would be relieved from isolation as they did not report symptoms during the incubation period.

As on Monday, the total positive cases in the state had touched 364 with the addition of 30 new cases. The number of active cases undergoing treatment, he said was 308.

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